Browsing the archives for the Comedy tag

Arriva Dorellik

AKA: How To Kill 400 DupontsDirector: StenoStarring: Johnny Dorelli, Margaret Lee, Terry-Thomas, Alfred Adam, Jean-Pierre Zola, Rossella Como, Riccardo Carrone, Agata Flori, Didi PeregoMusic: Franco Pisano Arriva Dorellik is a very, very broad comedy spoof based on Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik starring Johnny Dorelli. Dorelli is the stage name of Giorgio Guidi, who is an […]

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The Iron Petticoat (1956)

Country: United KingdomDirected by Ralph ThomasBob Hope, Katherine Hepburn, Noelle Middleton, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Sidney JamesMusic by Benjamin Frankel Here’s a film from a gentler time (well in terms of movie making, at least). What we have in The Iron Petticoat is a delightful comedy farce that features two of cinemas biggest stars, […]

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Get Smart: Mr. Big (1965)

Directed by Howard MorrisDon Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Michael Dunn, Vito Scotti Get Smart, although a comedy series, is iconic television. On this site you’ll stumble on a great many spy comedies. As you read these reviews, you’ll also realise that many of these films are absolutely dreadful. I have surmised that this is […]

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Top Secret! (1984)

Country: United StatesDirected by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerVal Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Villiers, Warren Clarke, Omar Sharif Music by Maurice Jarre Top Secret! is a Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker production (the team behind the Kentucky Fried Theatre), and as such anyone who has seen Flying High (that’s Airplane to most […]

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Sleepers (1991)

Mini-Series 4 EpisodesCountry: United KingdomCreated by John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, Michael Gough, David Calder, Joanna Kanska, Richard Huw, Christopher Rozycki Music by David Dundas and Rick Wentworth Sleepers is a comedic BBC mini-series made after the fall of communism in Russia. At the time of it’s initial showing, the idea of […]

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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

Country: United States / GermanyDirected by Jon Amiel Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley , Alfred Molina, Anna Chancellor, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James, Terry O’Neill Music by Christopher Young Based on the novel ‘Watch That Man’ by Robert Farrar The name for this film is obviously a play on Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too […]

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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

Fistful Of Yen Director: John Landis Starring: Evan Kim, Master Bong Soo Han, Ingrid Wang, Nathan Jung, Eric Micklewood, Derek Murcott, Alberto Issacs Now it’s time to get a little bit silly. The Kentucky Fried Movie is a collection of comedy sketches put together by the Kentucky Fried Theatre creators Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and […]

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What’s Up Tiger Lily? (1966)

Directed by Woody Allen (and Senkichi Taniguchi) Tatsuya Mihasi, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tadao Nakamaru, Susumu Kurobe, Woody Allen Music by The Lovin’ Spoonful “Meet me in the bedroom in five minutes and bring a cattle prod! What’s Up Tiger Lily? Is a bit hard to explain, but here goes. At the height of the […]

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Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs (1966)

Director: Mario Bava Starring: Vincent Price, Fabian, Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Francesco Mulé, Laura Antonelli, Movana Tahi, George Wang Music: Les Baxter Programmed For Love And Destruction Now this one is really hard to explain. In fact I needed it explained to me a few times before I really got it. Firstly in the United […]

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The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

Director: Stan Dragotti Starring: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Carrie Fisher, James Belushi, Edward Herrmann Original Music: Michael Masser (love theme) Thomas Newman Non-Original Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (from “Scheherazade”) Based on the French film ‘Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire’ (The Tall Blonde Man With One Black Shoe). The Man With […]

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